Sometimes we need to restrict access to some URL-path of a Web application from Internet while allow to access the whole web site. This kind of restriction might be relevant for example for a administrative user interface or a special API that should not be accessed from Internet.
There was a PEAR installer go-pear.bat that referred to ./PEAR/go-pear.phar in php versions prior to 5.3 on Windows. But since version 5.3 this installer is absent. Strange enough but official PEAR installation guide still refers to the absent go-pear.bat file. But then it writes about update of PEAR installation by requesting a new go-pear.phar and that is what we should actually do at the beginning. Continue reading →